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Yes, the reaches are overly long, and especially the fact that they don’t offer a shorter reach than 455.
I think somewhere along the line, people got the idea that ‘longer is better’. Of course it was when bikes where too short, but that doesn’t mean we should keep going longer and longer for ever.
Mondraker’s original forward geometry idea was to take the toptube, lengthen that, and shorten the stem. That works. But once a rider has a 35mm long stem, they can’t go shorter, instead, they lose range of motion, becoming ‘crucified’ on the bike.
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